Tullow N powers to Batavia Downs Open victory November 17, 2019

Batavia, NY — Starting slow and finishing fast was a winning strategy for Tullow N, who posted a convincing victory in the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on a very cold Saturday night (Nov. 16). I’m So Handsome (Billy Davis Jr.) took command early and led the single-file field to the half in :58.2. It was there that Tullow N (John Cummings … Continue reading Tullow N powers to Batavia Downs Open victory »

Wheels A Turning makes it two in a row at Batavia November 16, 2019

Batavia, NY — Wheels A Turning scored a narrow come-from-behind win in the feature trot at Batavia Downs last week. This week she took control off the gate and provided the same outcome in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot over a sloppy track at the Downs on Friday night (11-15). The feature field was scratched down to five and the lone mare, Wheels A … Continue reading Wheels A Turning makes it two in a row at Batavia »

Batavia Downs cancels Wednesday’s card November 14, 2019

Batavia, NY — The severe winter storm that hit western New York over the last two days caused many cancellations in the area due to bad driving conditions. Even though we are one day removed from the brunt of the disturbance it’s impact left the track at Batavia Downs unsafe to race over and as a result, management decided to cancel live racing for Wednesday … Continue reading Batavia Downs cancels Wednesday’s card »

$6,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 Wednesday at Batavia November 12, 2019

Batavia, NY — On Wednesday (Nov. 13) there is a carryover of $2,343 in the Pick-5 at Batavia Downs and a guaranteed pool of $6,000 has been announced for the Pick-5 wager that day. The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s (USTA) Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the USTA’s website or by … Continue reading $6,000 Guaranteed Pick-5 Wednesday at Batavia »

Howmac Dancer wins first Open at Batavia November 10, 2019

Batavia, NY — After winning his way up through the non-winner ranks, Howmac Dancer scored a major upset in his first top class $12,500 Open Handicap pace victory at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (11-9). There was a mad rush off the gate with Major Authority (Wade Tomaszewski) parking out Mr. Euroman (Billy Davis Jr.) and Tullow N (John Cummings Jr.) two and three deep … Continue reading Howmac Dancer wins first Open at Batavia »

Wheels A Turning rolls to Batavia trotting feature win November 9, 2019

Batavia, NY — A class drop spelled victory for Wheels A Turning who moved down from Open I company on Friday night (Nov. 8) to win the $11,000 Open II trotting feature at Batavia Downs. Getting away fourth, Wheels A Turning (Denny Bucceri) watched in wait while the only other mare in the race, CR Blazin Beauty (John Cummings Jr.), grabbed the lead and set … Continue reading Wheels A Turning rolls to Batavia trotting feature win »

Protect Blue Chip, Lady London beat top mares at Batavia November 7, 2019

Batavia, NY — A pair of distaff Open paces topped the card on Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Batavia Downs and fittingly, both winners came from barns of female trainers. In the $12,500 Open I Handicap for fillies and mares, Protect Blue Chip (Billy Davis Jr.) got away fifth while Blue Bell Bonnie (Dave McNeight III) and HP Sissy (Drew Monti) battled for front supremacy … Continue reading Protect Blue Chip, Lady London beat top mares at Batavia »

Down On My Luck, Sir Pugsley sweep Batavia features November 3, 2019

Batavia, NY — The formidable team of owner Robert Woodburn, trainer Patrick Shepherd and driver Drew Monti struck again in prime time to win both feature races on Saturday night (Nov. 2) at Batavia Downs. In the $12,500 Open I Handicap pace, Down On My Luck scored his sixth win in only eight starts at Batavia Downs this year after he made a second-over move … Continue reading Down On My Luck, Sir Pugsley sweep Batavia features »

Dragin The Wagon wins 50th, Morrill five at Batavia November 2, 2019

Batavia, NY — It was a landmark night for owner Cary Cantelon as her prized trotter Dragin The Wagon shipped in from a three-week stint at Yonkers Raceway to score his 50th lifetime win in the $12,500 Open Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Nov.1). Driver Aaron Byron left hard with Dragin The Wagon from post five and crossed-over in the first turn. … Continue reading Dragin The Wagon wins 50th, Morrill five at Batavia »

Gia’s Surreal upsets mares in Batavia Open October 31, 2019

Batavia, NY — After being narrowly defeated in this same class last week, the lightly regarded Gia’s Surreal went from worst to first for her 10th win of the year in the $12,500 fillies and mares Open I Handicap pace at Batavia Downs on Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 30). Blue Bell Bonnie (Dave McNeight III) took the lead and played hardball with the heavily favored Little … Continue reading Gia’s Surreal upsets mares in Batavia Open »